(PORT ST LUCIE) Families Against Drunk Driving held their 9th Annual Miami Heat Bus Trip Sunday afternoon January 31st. John Nelson Services of the Treasure Coast hosted the event for the non-profit group. About thirty families enjoyed a luxurious ride on the Miami Heat Fox Sports Bus to the American Airlines Arena in Miami to watch the Heat play the Atlanta Hawks.Twenty youngsters, parents and chaperons were guests of the Miami Heat and were recognized on the lighted scoreboard during the game that saw the Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 105 to 87.
“The highlight of the evening for the kids was they were invited to go on to the basketball court and shoot hoops following the game”, said John Nelson Executive Director for Families Against Drunk Driving. It was another perk provided by the Miami Heat who have been strong supporters of the 501(c)3 organization. “Most of these children had never been to a professional sports arena and this was experience they will never forget”, said John Nelson.
Families Against Drunk Driving concentrates on recovery for the entire family from the effects and results of alcohol and or drug addiction. The group plans other events this year with the Miami Dolphins and will hold an annual fundraising golf tournament at the PGA Resort in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information on supporting Families Against Drunk Driving visit www.familiesrecover.org or call 800-813-6619.